I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Maryland.
My work explores the relationship between historical change in families and the gender revolution. Theoretically, my research uses a life course approach, incorporating literatures on family demography, gender, and stratification. I pursue this research agenda using a variety of methodological approaches and data sources: experimental designs, time diary data, attitude surveys, census data, content analyses, and interviews.
I recently published research about privilege and celebrity domestic violence.
You can find out more about it here. To check out what else I'm working on, see my curriculum vitae.
My current research investigates the organization and use of money in couples' romantic relationships.
My dissertation consists of a vignette survey-experiment which tests perceptions of how money operates in relationships, an international comparative approach to explore the treatment of money across contexts, and semi-structured interviews to evaluate how these ideals are negotiated.
I am a firm believer in the importance of public sociology.
Which is why I am active on Twitter, blog sometimes, and occasionally write for Contexts magazine, families as they really are, and Girl w/ Pen!
The medium of my work has changed over time, but my interest in families and inequality is longstanding.
Prior to doctoral studies, I was employed at a non-profit working to end domestic violence. Before that, I earned my Master of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies, with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy.